Being sensitive is often perceived as a weakness, as a flaw. But is it really? It is challenging to feel intensely, yes. Sometimes, handling the whirlwind of emotions is taxing for both the feeler and the people around them, yes. It is scary, yes. We may need to protect ourselves by building walls around us internally – blocking what we feel and pushing it deeper into our subconsciousness and externally pushing people that care away—making both growing and fulfilling our potential harder to achieve.
With being sensitive comes various superpowers: deep perception of what is around us and within us, empathy, ability to listen and comfort, gratitude, gentleness in dealing with people, and creativity. Seeing what others don’t, hearing what others can’t, and feeling what others are afraid of, is an excellent source of inspiration for living a magical and meaningful life. Being attuned to the invisible, the ephemeral, and the sacred makes the sensitive great artists, teachers, parents, partners and friends.
It is like magic – it can go both ways if not appropriately tended, though. It can give us the power to improve our lives but also send us into chaos. In the Harry Potter world, wizards and witches study how to use their supernatural abilities, how to harness, embrace and channel that powerful energy. If they suppress or cannot express it, they become destructive Obscurials.
Similar may happen to the sensitivities, the delicates. They may fall into darkness if overlooked, misunderstood, overwhelmed, and confused. However, with knowledge and guidance from self-growth and studying, intuition and inner wisdom and a therapist, friend, family, or teacher – somebody who understands and knows how to harness the sensitive power, learning to use the gift of sensitivity may be life-changing. With proper self-care (feeling a lot is tiring, and it is super important to look after oneself – there will be a separate post on the subject) and embracing who they are, who we are, we are a force to be reckoned with.
Valuing and embracing my sensitivity has taken me quite a long time. I still sometimes wobble, especially when things go wrong and are extremely difficult. When it happens, I look at the poem I wrote, inspired by the outcomes of my therapy and read it over and over again to remind myself that there is nothing wrong with me and how I feel. I am pleased to share it here with you:
"The Delicate" Beauty, there is beauty in the delicate - the inner light shining from within. So value the delicate, So love the delicate, So be the delicate, the delicate. Power, there is power in the delicate - the inner force flowing from within. So value the delicate, So love the delicate, So be the delicate, the delicate. Strength, there is strength in the delicate - the inner resilience radiating from within. So value the delicate, So love the delicate, So be the delicate, the delicate. Creativity, there is creativity in the delicate - the inner Universe expanding within. So value the delicate, So love the delicate, So be the delicate, the delicate.
The poem is also available on https://www.anna-rogowska.pl/there-is-power-in-the-delicate/